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A Gentle Last Gesture

"Do you want to do CPR?" my supervising physician was asking. A minute earlier, the ambulance bay doors had whooshed open to admit three paramedics wheeling a gurney. Their elderly charge, a thin white-haired woman, was lying next to us now, unresponsive, with doctors and nurses buzzing around …


How to light up a tumour

In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because it was in the frontal lobe, close to important areas for movement, speech and learning. It lasted nearly 20 hours. Dr Ellenbogen ended up leaving a …


The Secret World of Women Surgeons You Had No Idea Existed

Somewhere near the end of my eight years of surgical training, I was operating with an older female attending surgeon. We were exchanging stories about the traumatic yet awesome experiences of residency.<p>"Surgery made a man out of me," she chuckled.<p>We finished the operation and I headed home later …

Delicious diagrams inspire medical students to sweet success

Faced with learning anatomy for his medical degree at Glasgow University, Mike McCormick turned to the corner shop for help ... and Candy Anatomy was born

Medical School

Ottawa neurosurgeon implants brain stimulator to relieve Parkinson's symptoms

A longtime family physician in Hawkesbury, Dr. Jacques Theriault recognized in his shrunken handwriting and in his altered walking gait the telltale …

Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern Improves Long-Term Memory in Mice

<b>If you‘ve had a good night’s sleep, you are mentally more alert and your memory works more reliably. During sleep, a part of our forebrain called the</b> …

Could an injection stop brain damage in minutes? - Futurity

Researchers hope an injection of nanoparticles soon after an injury, such as a stroke, can mitigate further brain damage by restoring normal oxygen …

Brain Damage